Photo credit: David Girtten, RECOFTC / Bishnupur, Nepal
Local women in the village of Bishnupur, Nepal will benefit from a new collaborative USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific activity that empowers them to take climate action into their own hands and protect their community’s vital forestry resources.
Building on a strong relationship with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ADAPT Asia-Pacific is supporting governments from around the region to manage climate change finance. Capacity development activities are underway to support the management of National Climate Funds and Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review, and to assist in many aspects of the acquisition, management and monitoring of climate finance.
The Adaptation Fund is calling for public comments on concepts and proposals from seven countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. The project concepts and proposals will be considered at the 21st meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) to be held in Bonn, Germany, from 1-4 July 2013.
The UNFCCC Secretariat has published Nepal's submission on its experience with the implementation of the least developed countries (LDCs) work programme, including the updating and implementation of its national adaptation programme of action (NAPA) and in accessing funds from the LDC Fund (FCCC/SBI/2012/MISC.12).
ADAPT Asia-Pacific has provided the services of national and international specialists to support the design of the UNDP GEF-financed Community Based Flood and Glacier Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project in Nepal.